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gCreate Tested Filament Database

We have tested hundreds of filaments across our entire machine family. Below are some of the recommended settings and brands we confirmed on our machines.

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Engineering Grade Materials

NylonG

NylonG

Glass Fiber reinforced Nylon 3D printing filament

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Nylon 645

Nylon 645

Nylon is an incredibly strong, durable, and versatile 3D printing material. Flexible when thin, but with very high inter-layer adhesion, nylon lends itself well to things like living hinges and other functional parts.

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ApolloX

ApolloX

ApolloX is a professional high-performance engineering filament, which is based on a uniquely industrial-grade modified ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate) compound.

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Carbon Fiber HTPLA

Carbon Fiber HTPLA

Carbon Fiber Composite HTPLA is a combination of milled carbon fibers and high-performance PLA. Resulting 3D printed prototypes and end-use parts are characterized by exceptional stability of form

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Carbon Fiber Nylon

Carbon Fiber Nylon

CF-Nylon (Carbon Fiber PA66) is created by adding micro-carbon fibers to nylon.

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ColorFabb nGen

ColorFabb nGen

nGen holds up very well to a variety of print speeds and temperatures .

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PETG

PETG

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is the most commonly used plastic in the world.

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PolyCast

PolyCast

PolyCast™ is a filament designed to produce investment patterns for investment casting applications. 3D printing significantly cuts down both the cost and lead time by eliminating the tooling process.

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ASA

ASA

ASA is a thermoplastic created to be similar to ABS, but with better weather resistance. ASA’s combination of high strength and flexibility along with its superior UV resistance makes it ideal for printing objects which may be used in the outdoors or in industrial settings.

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PC-ABS

PC-ABS

Polycarbonate-ABS Alloy is an incredibly tough material designed for strong, resilient parts. Properties are excellent and greatly improved over standard ABS.

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HIPS

HIPS

HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) is a soluble filament most often used as support material.

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Carbon Fiber PETG

Carbon Fiber PETG

CF-PETG (Carbon Fiber Polyethylene Terephthlate Glycol) contains Standard PETG blended with carbon fiber strands

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ABS

ABS

ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is a common amorphous thermoplastic polymer used in many applications.

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